'Robi' brings digital radio to the iPod

Having a second device isn' ideal, but it's better than nothing.

Roberts Radio

When it rains, it pours. Only a few minutes ago we were taking note of the rising trend for digital radio in MP3 players, and now we've come across something that provides just that for the iPod.

The "Robi" from U.K.-based Roberts Radio obviously isn't ideal because it requires a second device, but it'll do in a pinch if you must have a DAB tuner for the media player. It helps that the Robi can double as a remote for the iPod (thereby helping to justify having a second gadget), but it unfortunately requires wires in this first release. And at more than $100, it might be worth looking at other players that actually have the radio already built in.

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